May 11 is The Day of Pentecost. It is 50 days after Easter Sunday and 10 days after Ascension Thursday. It is the day when the Church around the world celebrates the Holy Spirit coming in power so that we may be witnesses to the new life of Christ.

Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. – Acts 2:45
Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. – Acts 3:6

The early church was known by their generosity. Christianity was even criticized as a “religion of widows and orphans.” As we celebrate the church on the Day of Pentecost, let’s seek the same criticism and live with the same life-giving generosity. There are millions of orphaned children waiting for you to give them what you have. Give what you have.

SELL

1. Choose a personal item of value (a leather coat, an electric guitar, a video game system, a canoe, jewelry, furniture, a collector’s item, etc.)
2. Sell the item. You can use whatever method is most familiar to you: eBay, Craigslist, a yard sale, a consignment shop, or the classifieds.
3. Collect the money.

GIVE

1. Go to www.hopechest.org; choose “GIVE” and fill out the form or follow this link.
2. Write “What I Have 2008” in the Notes/Child Reference Number field.

PROMOTE

Click on the links below to download promotional materials for use in your church, small group, or school. There are several versions of the poster formatted for different sizes and usages. Feel free to re-post this information all over the Internet too (on Facebook, your blog, MySpace, or wherever your online home is.)

What I Have powerpoint slide – POWERPOINT SLIDE
What I Have 11X17 poster – Download What I Have poster

What I Have 8.5X5.5 bulletin insert – Download What I Have bulletin insert
What I Have 8.5X11 flyer – Dowload What I Have flyer

These funds will be directed toward the most urgent and strategic programs in holistic and long-term orphan care in Eastern Europe and Africa. Some of those outreaches could include:

Feeding programs
Educational initiatives
Health care
Community development
Spiritual discipleship

If you have any questions, email Daniel Clark at: daniel@hopechest.org or call him at (719) 955-4009.

Children’s HopeChest is a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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